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April 6, 2006 - Industry News

Big Rig Beauty Contest at Truck World 2006

Chromed engines, mountain blue prismatic paint jobs and trucks that light up the night are just a few of the highlights you can expect at the people’s choice SelecTrucks Best of Show competition.

Tags: Events

April 6, 2006 - Industry News

TRALA Elects Robert Shingle as 2006-2007 Chairman

PRIMMS LP President Robert Shingle of Lisle, Ill., was unanimously selected by the members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association as its 2006-2007 chairman at the association’s 2006 annual meeting in San Diego, Calif

April 5, 2006 - Industry News

HTAEW.com Partners With Coldiron

HeavyTruckAndEquipmntWholesaler (HTAEW.com) – the first web site dedicated entirely to truck dealers and leasing companies that buy and sell wholesale between themselve

April 4, 2006 - Industry News

Mitchell 1 and O’Reilly Sign Marketing Agreement

Mitchell 1, a San Diego-based company that provides technical information for vehicle maintenance, service and repair, and O’Reilly Automotive Inc., a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts,

April 4, 2006 - Industry News

DistTech Honors 28 as Million-Mile Club Drivers

Distribution Technologies Inc. (DistTech), an Ohio-based fleet specializing in liquid bulk commodities, has named 28 company drivers to its Million Miles Club and another three drivers to the Two Million Miles Club.

April 4, 2006 - Industry News

Ryder Systems Chooses Phillips Permalite for Trailers

California-based Phillips Industries has announced that Ryder Systems Inc. has chosen its Permalite fluorescent trailer lighting fixture as standard equipment for all new refrigerated trailer purchases.

April 4, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider Hiring 100 Drivers in Tulsa Area

Schneider National Inc., the nation's largest truckload provider, said it will hire 100 new professional truck drivers in the greater Tulsa, Okla., area.

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

CRST Opens New Career Center

CRST has opened its new Career Center. incorporating CRST Van Expedited, CRST Malone and CRST Premier Transport all under one umbrella

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest June 22-24 in Sacramento

Shell Lubricants has announced that the 24th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest will be held June 22-24 at the Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza in Sacramento, Calif.

Tags: Events

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

TransCore's GlobalWave System Interfaces with McLeod Software

TransCore's GlobalWave in-cab satellite-based mobile communications and asset tracking system is now compatible with McLeod Software

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

Caterpillar Subsidiary Publishes Report on Future of Industry

FCC Equipment Financing Inc., a subsidiary of Caterpillar Financial Services Corp., has released a report designed to provide a number of views on the current status of the trucking industry and future forecasts

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Transportation Hikes Bonus Program

Barr-Nunn Transportation recently increased the sign-on bonus for new drivers. All drivers who attend orientation and graduate by April 28, 2006, are eligible for the new rates.

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Motor Carrier Input for HOS Study

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is seeking motor carrier data to measure the effects of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service provision that substantially altered the sleeper berth

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

STEMCO Launches Programmable Mileage Counter for Trucking Industry

The DataTrac Pro, the newest model in STEMCO’s DataTrac electronic mileage counter and trip recorder line, is now available. The first programmable mileage counter on the market for the trucking industry

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Opens Craftsmen Facility Near St. Louis

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., a California-based manufacturer of reefers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers, said its independent dealer, Craftsmen Industries Inc., is expanding

March 31, 2006 - Industry News

Paccar Steps Up Its Medium-duty Hybrid Vehicle Programs

Paccar has targeted an ambitious goal of 30 percent improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency for selected medium-duty applications over the next seven years utilizing hybrid technology as a key contributor to achieving this objective,

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, PACCAR

March 31, 2006 - Industry News

McLeod Software Unveils LoadMaster Product

McLeod Software Corp. will unveil its new LoadMaster Brokerage/Logistic solution at the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s 28th Annual Convention and Trade Show April 6-8, 2006 in Tucson, Ariz.

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

IdleAire Going in 50 TA Locations in 15 Months

TravelCenters of America has announced that idling-reduction technology will be installed at 50 TA locations over the next 15 months, following a recent partnership agreement with IdleAire Technologies

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Contest at Waste Expo Helps Katrina Victims

In return for a $10 contribution to Hurricane Katrina relief, visitors to this year’s Waste Expo show in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to see how quickly they can search through bins full of stuffed toy Mack bulldog

Tags: Events

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

35th Annual MATS Termed a Record-breaking Event

The 2006 edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show shattered every record for heavy-duty trucking tradeshows, with 1,144 exhibitors representing 46 states and 11 foreign countries

Tags: Events

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

UPS Chief: Transportation Infrastructure Failing Nation

Describing the nation's roads, ports, railroads and airports as the backbone of global trade, UPS' chief executive officer today warned that America was taking a chance with its future by neglecting its infrastructure.

Tags: Highways

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Makes Iteris System Standard on Fleet

Iteris Inc. has announced that Prime Inc., a Missouri-based carrier, will offer Iteris’ Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system as standard equipment on its fleet of 2,600 leased and company-owned trucks

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Offering Grants for Truck Fuel Conservation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making up to $350,000 available to evaluate energy-saving and emission-reduction technologies for long-haul trucks.

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Heavy Truck Alignment Seminar Next Week

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists, better known as ACOFAS, will focus its spring 2006 training clinic on Principles and Procedures of Heavy Truck Total Wheel Alignment

Tags: Events

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Pre-registration Strong for 2006 North American Truck Show

Pre-show registration levels indicate a strong interest in the 34th Annual North American Truck Show, according to show director Greg Coughlin. The three-day show, which is held at the Boston Convention

Tags: Events

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